Public Policy and Analytics Dual Degree (M.P.P./M.S.)
The Public Policy and Analytics Dual Degree equips you with the skills and knowledge required to analyze critical societal issues, develop effective policy solutions, and translate analysis into action.
You can choose to start the program with either the Master in Public Policy (fall term) or the MS in Analytics (summer term) and study a mix of content from both programs each year. Your capstone experience during the second year for both paths will demonstrate your command of skills from each program. In just two years, you will graduate with two highly marketable and sought-after degrees: Master in Public Policy and MS in Analytics.
Program Delivery & Location: Academic courses for both programs are offered in person on the UNH Durham campus with a portion of the MPP experiential learning taking place offsite: Washington, DC, for the Colloquium and at the Internship site location during the internship experience.
Students enrolled in the Public Policy and Analytics Dual Degree program are required to earn a minimum of thirty-one (31) credits in the Master in Public Policy program (MPP) and thirty (30) credits in the MS in Analytics program, resulting in a minimum of 61 credits in total. Students completing their dual degree will graduate with two master's degrees: Master in Public Policy and Master of Science in Analytics.
Students can choose to start the dual degree in the fall term with MPP coursework or in the summer term with MS in Analytics coursework. It is highly recommended that students meet with their Academic Advisors for both programs prior to starting the Dual Degree to insure they have a clear understanding of the dual degree program requirements and course schedule.
Below are the courses required for the Public Policy (MPP) and Analytics (MS) programs to successfully complete this Dual Degree curriculum:
Public Policy M.P.P. - Dual Degree Curriculum - Required Courses
|MPP CORE Curriculum Courses (4 Courses):|
|PPOL 902||Strategy and Practice of Public Policy||3|
|PPOL 904||Economics for Public Policy||3|
|PPOL 906||Fundamentals of Policy Analysis||3|
|PPOL 910||Policy Across Borders||3|
|MPP EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING Activities (4 Courses):|
|PPOL 950||Washington DC Colloquium||3|
|PPOL 990A||Policy Capstone Planning 1||1|
|PPOL 990||Policy Capstone 1||3|
|PPOL 998||Policy Internship 2||3|
|MPP ELECTIVE Courses: Choose 3 MPP-Approved Elective Courses 1,3||9|
With your MPP Academic Advisor's approval, DATA 911 Analytics Practicum I and DATA 912 Analytics Practicum II courses can fulfill the PPOL 990 Policy Capstone requirements if there is a policy-relevant component to the Practicum. If this is the case, an additional MPP-approved elective course is required. All students are required to take PPOL 990A Policy Capstone Planning.
The Policy Internship is supervised by a faculty member who will provide the academic structure to parallel the applied experience.
Electives are available in many substantive areas with topics and courses added on a continuing basis. Students may also propose additional electives if they make sense in terms of the student’s interests and academic plan. Discussion with an advisor should inform this choice.
Analytics M.S. - Dual Degree Curriculum - Required Courses
|MS in Analytics BEGINNER Courses (4 Courses):|
|DATA 800||Introduction to Applied Analytic Statistics||3|
|DATA 801||Foundations of Data Analytics||3|
|DATA 802||Analytical Tools and Foundations||3|
|DATA 803||Introduction to Analytics Applications||3|
|MS in Analytics INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED Courses (4 Courses):|
|DATA 900||Data Architecture||3|
|DATA 901||Analytics Applications I||3|
|DATA 902||Analytics Methods||3|
|DATA 903||Analytics Applications II||3|
|MS in Analytics EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING Activities (2 Courses):|
|DATA 911||Analytics Practicum I 1||3|
|DATA 912||Analytics Practicum II 1||3|
DATA 911 Analytics Practicum I and DATA 912 Analytics Practicum II must be policy-relevant to fulfill the MPP program's PPOL 990 Policy Capstone requirement. Consult with your MPP Academic Advisor prior to the Practicum courses for details and guidance.
Please consult the MS in Analytics program website for program information and detailed requirements.
Public Policy and Analytics Dual Degree Credit Summary
|Master in Public Policy Program Course Credits||31|
|MS in Analytics Program Course Credits||30|